Introducing... The First Ladies of Disco

Photo courtesy of Purple Rose Records

Photo courtesy of Purple Rose Records

Now THIS is legacy work, kids! Linda Clifford, Evelyn "Champagne" King and Martha Wash have joined forces to form a girl group of legendary proportions! For those of you who don't know who these divas are... let me break it down for y'all:

Linda Clifford, a five-time Grammy Nominee, scored numerous hits from the 1970s through the 1980s, most notably "If My Friends Could See Me Now" and "Runaway Love," the latter considered a landmark innovation in rap history. In 1980, she released a duet album with R&B legend Curtis Mayfield, The Right Combination. She recorded the popular "Shoot Your Best Shot," produced by Isaac Hayes, and the song "Red Light" for the soundtrack of the smash hit movie Fame. Both songs reached #1 on the American dance chart and enjoyed pop crossover success.

Evelyn "Champagne" King made her dramatic debut on the disco scene with 1978's Top 10 classic "Shame," taken from her Gold+ debut album, Smooth Talk. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100, R&B and Dance Charts. She enjoyed great success with "I Don't Know If It's Right," "I'm In Love" and "Love Come Down" in the years that followed, all of which cemented her esteemed ranking among prominent pop, club and R&B vocalists. Evelyn is the recipient of numerous honors throughout the world, among them the "Dance Music Hall Of Fame Award" in 2004 and the "Living Legend Award" in 2007.

Martha Wash is a two-time Grammy Nominee, known for her distinctive and powerful dramatic soprano voice. Ms. Wash has been dubbed "The Queen of Clubland" due to her ongoing success in the dance music genre. Martha's fame would have made her mentor, the late disco pioneer Sylvester, proud. As a member of The Weather Girls (previously known as Two Tons of Fun), Wash achieved tremendous success with the immortal "It's Raining Men," one of dance music's all-time greatest hits. Wash also performed lead vocals on Black Box's chart-toppers "Strike It Up" and “Everybody Everybody," as well as C+C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)," which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Listen to their debut single, Show Some Love, below and if you're loving this fresh, uplifting jam as much as I am, don't forget to show these icons some love when the single is released on iTunes on March 25th.